Smoothie Recipes For Weight Loss

This is one of the easiest smoothie recipes for weight loss. But it can be done as a juice or a smoothie (retaining the fiber). It’s a truly awesome recipe to help you burn fat from around the belly, increase your metabolism and lose weight.

As a smoothie, I normally use it as my breakfast, and if you make it as a juice (with a high power juicer that eliminates the fiber), you can have it in the morning, on an empty stomach and then have a healthy, high-protein mid-morning snack, like hummus.

Check out the short, fun video and recipe below:

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Recipe Below:

1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
3/4 cup chilled unsweetened coconut milk
½ cup of blueberries

2 TSP of Boku Protein Powder (vegan)
1 inch fresh ginger
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

1 TSP Lakanto sweetener (optional)

2-3 ice cubes, optional

Food Allergy Elimination Diet

Ever wonder how to do a food allergy elimination diet? IF you are having food allergies or intolerances, you might want to eliminate certain foods from your diet for a few weeks, allow your body to heal and then slowly re-introduce foods to help you learn what helps and what doesn’t.

And on the comments below the video, tell me: Have you tried something similar before? If so, what was your experience? Let me know in the comments below the video!

And feel free to share my new fun Infographic below!

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Vegan Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

I’ve been wanting to do more fun recipe videos for a while so I’m taking the plunge and giving this one a go!
I’m starting with a healthy, home-made soup that you can enjoy in just 20 minutes. Very easy, quick and totally yummy vegan butternut squash soup!
Check out the video here!

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how you can improve the recipe or perhaps suggestions for new recipes! Would love to hear from you so let me know!

Your Favorite Smoothies Are Making You Fat!

Smoothies are all the rage and with good reason and you want to use them also to detox or lose weight and you may have been doing them for a while but nothing seems any different! You’re not slimmer, not feeling better, there’s no burst of energy or anything else and totally frustrated about it!

That’s because there are some common mistakes that are causing your smoothies to make you fatter and even more toxic. And here they are!

So how many of these “mistakes” are you making on your smoothies? What’s the one awesome ingredient you add to it? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

3 Day Winter Detox (Vegan & Food Based) – Day 3

Day 3 of the winter detox is here! If you miss day one, just click here for day 1. And click here for day 2!

As a reminder, this is a food-based, vegan cleanse since we now know that your body craves warming foods that are grounding, nurturing and comforting. Those don’t have to mean fried, doughy shit. We could still boost our detox channels with a food-based winter detox. Here’s how to do it.

This is Video #3

Have any questions about cleanses or this winter detox? Let me know in the comments below!

3 Day Winter Detox (Vegan & Food Based) – Day 2

Day 2 of the winter detox is here! If you miss day one, just click here to go to that post.

As a reminder, this is a food-based, vegan cleanse since we now know that your body craves warming foods that are grounding, nurturing and comforting. Those don’t have to mean fried, doughy shit. We could still boost our detox channels with a food-based winter detox. Here’s how to do it.

This is Video #2

Have any questions about cleanses or winter detox? Let me know in the comments below!

3 Day Winter Detox (Vegan & Food Based) – Day 1

During winter, it is very hard to do a juice only or smoothie or raw foods cleanse. Your body craves warming foods that are grounding, nurturing and comforting. Those don’t have to mean fried, doughy shit. We could still boost our detox channels with a food-based winter detox. Here’s how to do it.

This is Video #1

Have any questions about cleanses or winter detox? Let me know in the comments below!

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup (Vegan)

In my work, I constantly recommend clients to embrace easy-to-digest meals that are also tasty and satisfying. Liquid meals, and especially soups, are my go-to foods when I need a light yet nourishing meal. And of course, they are a perfect addition to a potluck, family gathering or holiday party!

One of my favorite recipes is for a non-dairy, creamy butternut squash soup. Squashes are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may protect you from heart disease, cancer and arthritis. They are also great sources of Vitamins A & C, low in calories and high in dietary fiber, helping you manage weight in the process.

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This soup is a fun, healthier version of the traditional Butternut Squash soup, which tends to be prepared with heavy cream and butter. Check it out!

Ingredients

Yields 4 cups

2 Tsp. Grapeseed oil

2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 cup finely chopped yellow onion

2 celery stalks, chopped

2 large carrots, chopped

4 cups Butternut Squash (peeled, seeded and chopped into cubes)

4 cups vegetable stock

2 cups unsweetened coconut milk; more if desired

½ tsp of ginger, minced

¼ tsp cinnamon

Cilantro, Celtic sea salt, pepper to taste

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Preparation

  1. In a skillet, add the grapeseed oil, garlic and onions and sautéed for 3 minutes
  2. In a separate, medium size pot, peel and seed the squash and boil in a litt  le water for about 5-7 minutes or until tender. Drain the water when done.
  3. Cut the squash into cubes, add the onion/garlic sautéed, celery, carrots and vegetable stock. Season with cilantro, sea salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer, cooking for about 15 minutes.
  5. Add the ginger and cinnamon and continue to simmer for another 5 minutes.
  6. Turn the heat off and let it cool off for another 10 minutes.
  7. Blend the soup in badges, adding the coconut milk until desired consistency and taste is achieved.

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 serving

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Learn about this and other healthy recipes, the Aloha Way here!

Quinoa Salad – Simple Vegan Recipes, Part 3 with Jovanka Ciares


For the last recipe of our “5 Ingredient Vegan” cooking series, we are putting together a quinoa salad. Remember those days where you have a few leftover ingredients from the last few days and no idea what to eat?

Mix them together into a wonderful plant-based meal that will take just minutes to prepare!

Check out the quick video below!

Wasn’t that quick and easy?! What other ingredients would you add to this salad to give it a little bit of spunk? Let me know in the comments below!

Cinnamon Tahini Cookies – Simple Vegan Recipes, Part 2


I’M MAKING VEGAN COOKIES! Think it’s too hard or not tasty? Think again. Part 2 of a 3-part cooking series is a crazy easy recipe for cinnamon tahini cookies!

So if you’re interested in simple plant-based meals using 5 ingredients or less, this is a recipe for you. The prep time for this recipe is a whopping 3 minutes and the cook time just 10!

Check out Jenne and I make this recipe and go on to make them yourself!

SHARE this video with all your friends who are interested in learning to bake and cook plant-based recipes!

Sweet Potato Falafel – Simple Vegan Recipes, Part 1


I’ve been wanting to create a series of cooking videos to show you how easy it is to eat a clean, healthy diet without breaking the bank. I’m really fortunate to have partnered with vegan chef Jenne Claiborne, author of the “5 Ingredient Vegan” to create these fun, delicious, simple vegan recipes.

If you’re interested in simple plant-based meals using as little as 5 ingredients and that take just minutes to prepare and enjoy, these video series was made for you!

Today’s is a recipe for a fantastic sweet potato falafel. Check it out!

What did you think? Easy enough, right? You must try these recipe because it is too yummy not to! Please SHARE with all your friends and leave a comment to let me know how your recipe turned out!

 

About Jovanka

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned Wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of the Wellness Smackdown™, a proprietary detox and weight loss program for natural weight loss which was featured on the first season of ABC’s “My Diet Is Better Than Yours”...

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